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Raquel Welch Breaks Her Arm in Car Crash

September 4, 2003 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Raquel Welch broke her left arm in a car accident and is recuperating from surgery, her publicist said.

``She’s OK, she fractured her arm in several places and is in pain,″ publicist Jill Bushinsky said Wednesday.

The actress was driving alone Saturday when she was involved in a two-car accident, Bushinsky said. She said no one else was injured.

Welch was taken to Century City Hospital, where she underwent surgery, Bushinsky said.

The accident happened in the Bel Air Estates area when Welch’s vehicle rear-ended a BMW that was waiting to make a left turn at an intersection, said police spokeswoman Renee Montoya.

Welch, who will be 63 on Friday, won a Golden Globe for her work in ``The Three Musketeers.″ She also appeared in the films ``Fantastic Voyage,″ ``Tortilla Soup,″ ``Bedazzled″ and 1966′s ``One Million Years B.C.,″ which featured a poster of her in a revealing animal-skin outfit that became a pinup favorite.

Last month, Welch and Richard Palmer, announced their separation. The actress married Palmer, her fourth husband, in 1999 at her Beverly Hills home.